Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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@Paris Jack wrote:
Any idea of what year this picture of Patrick Street was taken Tuborg? Real nice pic though.:)
Id imagine sometime around the mid 50s as the street is basically still intact.
Work starts on â‚¬120m shopping centre in Limerick
The company is currently preparing a blueprint for the redevelopment of the centre which also has a Dunnes Stores as an anchor. Apart from a total upgrade and more retail space, Harcourt is also likely to provide a hotel and apartments on the sprawling site.Bannon Commercial, letting agent for the proposed Parkway Valley shopping centre, is expected to pitch for a department store operator to anchor the complex.
Marks & Spencer, not yet represented in Limerick, is likely to be a prime target for the 9,290sq m (100,000sq ft) main store followed by Debenhams and House of Frazer.
In fairness it was always likely that a redevelopment of the parkway site was on the cards, apartments were always going to be a major part of any plan, probably a bit of a surprise though that the shopping centre is being kept on, is there really a need for it?, especially with the new complex just a couple of hundred yards down the road. Thereâ€™s basically a new city centre cropping up around the parkway area.
Personally I think it would be a bit of a disaster if Marks & Spencer were to locate outside the city centre, I donâ€™t really see what all the fuss is about when it comes to M&S but obviously lots of people do, they are a big draw and the kind of name that the city centre needs. Surely to god given the choice, they would pitch for a city centre location, although the Parkway scheme has been marketed for the last 2 years or so now and they could have the likes of M&S on board already! Work has started on the parkway scheme but it is a large and difficult site and I couldnâ€™t see it being completed before the opera centre barring serious delays.
I think everyone is waiting for some movement on the Dunnes Stores site on Sarsfield street, you probably wouldnâ€™t back against them taking one of the anchor units at the opera centre which would leave them with 4 stores in the city centre alone, surely that would be unsustainable. Time for them to do the decent thing and sell up their glorified portacabin.
I wouldnâ€™t have a clue what the square footage of the Limerick store is, in comparison to the other former Roches Stores outlets but theres no doubt, it isnâ€™t very suitable for modern retailing with its low ceilings etc. Disappointingly the interior of the store has hardly improved at all since Debenhams took it over.